Welcome to the SeaWiFS Bio-optical Archive and Storage System (SeaBASS), the publicly shared archive of in situ oceanographic and atmospheric data maintained by the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG). For information on how to search for data, please refer to the "Get Data" menu options. For information about preparing files for submission to SeaBASS, refer to "Contribute Data."

Recent Data Updates

Date Investigator Cruise Parameters
2021-03-26 Antonio Mannino odu_cbm_transects wavelength,ag
2021-03-23 Pierre Larouche IML2010-19 ag,ad,ap,aphy,chl,phaeo,spm,bbp,cg,cgp,agp
2021-03-09 Antonio Mannino [Multiple cruises] wavelength,ag
2021-03-08 Pierre Larouche 2010-1a ad,ap,ag,HPLC,PSD_DNSD,bbp,SPM,agp,cgp,chl_stimf,cdomf
2021-03-04 Andrew McDonnell EXPORTSNP PSD_DNSD,PSD_DVSD,abun_zoop,biovol_zoop
2021-02-01 David Siegel [Multiple cruises] wavelength,ag,abs_ag,ap,ad,aph,a*ph,abs_ap,abs_ad
2021-01-22 Antonio Mannino [Multiple cruises] wavelength,ag
2021-01-10 Antonio Mannino b02_biome wavelength,ag
2021-01-10 Antonio Mannino b03_biome wavelength,ag
2021-01-10 Antonio Mannino b04_biome wavelength,ag



Earthdata forum transition

The Ocean Color Forum (including our subforum for Field Data - SeaBASS) has transitioned to the burgeoning Earthdata Forum (https://forum.earthdata.nasa.gov/). We encourage you to ask questions there and we look forward to interacting with you.

The new forum is organized using tags. Pick the "SeaBASS" tag to search for existing SeaBASS posts, or when you create a new post. There are a variety of search options; if you use the "Search By Tags" feature then SeaBASS is under the dropdown "Major Project". Other relevant tags include "Ocean" for Discipline and "OB DAAC" as the DAAC.

You can bookmark your favorite searches using your browser if you want a shortcut. Also, later this year a feature will be added allowing you to follow specific tags and receive email notifications whenever there is a new post.


New website look

The SeaBASS website has received a new look to go along with several background updates and small accessibility changes.


filename extension change (.sb)

The filename extension ".sb" is now officially used to identify the SeaBASS file format. Read more. Data submitters, please use ".sb" when creating future file names (instead of .csv, .txt, etc.) Data users should note that a large percentage of historical files have had their names updated to the new standard. Other than the metadata "/data_file_name" being updated, the contents and format are otherwise unchanged.